Justin Bieber either doesn't read the news...
... believes strongly and blindly in Chris Brown...
... or doesn't think sexual assault is a very big deal.
Those are really the only options available after Bieber chose last night of all nights to shower Brown with the ultimate praise.
Late Tuesday, Brown posted a video to Instagram of himself dancing inside of a studio.
"We Working," the controversial artist captioned this footage, to which Bieber later replied:
No one can touch you ur the GOAT.
(For the record, GOAT is an acronym for Greatest of All-Time. You'll be seeing it used often over the next two weeks in conjunction with Tom Brady.)
Now, yes, Brown is an amazing dancer.
The greatest of all-time? We're not about to get into that debate right now.
Instead, we're gonna debate whether it was really appropriate for Bieber to be saying such a thing about Chris Brown THE DAY AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR RAPE.
As previously detailed, the often-violent singer has been accused of taking a 24-year old back to his hotel room on January 15 and forcing himself upon her.
The woman spoke to Closer Magazine after the supposed incident, describing it as brutal and violent and saying that it lasted between 25 and 30 minutes.
She also said that she was "abused" by one of Brown's bodyguards and one of his friends.
French authorities presumably reviewed the evidence at hand and released Brown about 24 hours after taking him into custody.
It's conceivable prosecutors will still press charges, but it seems very unlikely at this moment.
In response to the arrest, Brown first lashed out on his own via Instagram, referring to the woman who made this allegation as a "bitch" online and adding:
WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR...... THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!
NNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR!!!!!! FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!
Brown eventually deleted this image and this message, but his lawyer issued a statement that defended his client and also threatened a lawsuit against the aforementioned woman.
"Chris Brown is free," reads this statement, adding:
"No lawsuits were filed against him.
"He vigorously challenges the charges against him. A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris."
As for Bieber? He's been a long-time friend and supporter of Brown.
Check them out in this photo from 2013 below:
In light of Bieber's continued praise for Brown, in light of this alleged rape and, of course, his beating of Rihanna, however... some folks are questioning Bieber's motives here.
"@justinbieber cancelled," one user wrote in response to Justin's GOAT remark above.
"@justinbieber delete Justin," another person wrote.
"@justinbieber I do not know how the investigation on this case will go," another person added. "But if it turns out to be true, remember that you commented."
We won't forget, that's for certain.